NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) – A Florida woman has proven that a mother will do just about anything to save her children. Collier County Sheriff’s officials say a clerk at a 24-hour food store shot and killed a man who attempted to rob her and take her 1-year-old daughter.

Store owner Del Ackerman told the Naples Daily News that his granddaughter shot the man after he stormed into the store Tuesday afternoon and demanded money and grabbed the stroller that held her baby.

Authorities say 22-year-old Elizabeth Easterly was alone in the store with her 1- and 2-year-old daughters. Sheriff’s spokesman Jamie Mosbach says the man was acting erratically before the incident.

Mosbach says the clerk shot the man as he headed toward the door with the child. He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries

The sheriff’s department is investigating.

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Comments (9)
  1. tomtom1 says:

    thats the best type of gun control i can think of. nice shot lady

  2. Jack P says:

    I hope they pin a metal on you for not only saving your daughter from God knows what but also for ridding the world of riff raff. Thank you and may God bless.

  3. Rachel says:

    2nd Amendent rights at its best!

  4. ConcernedCitizen says:

    As long as the man with the child was not the father, then the criminal element in this country should be wary. They may just mess with the wrong person and end up DEAD.

  5. BILLYBOB says:

    makes me proud to be an AMERICAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. gary says:

    Finally, some good news

  7. Ben Kitchens says:

    They gave the name of the shooter so why don’t they release more details of the robber?

  8. Ron says:

    This is great as long as the woman is not tried for murder like the poor man in oklahoma

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